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From the Pen of David Horowitz for August 14, 2009

For the counter revolution of the Right, the truth revealed about humanity in society is exactly the opposite of the Rousseauian claim: Society is not nature’s corrupter, but its civilizing force. “What is government,” an American founder wrote, “but a reflection on human nature?” And: “If men were angels, there would be no need for government.” Man is not born free, but a lifelong slave to his unruly passions. It is only the civilizing limits of the social contract that can liberate the anti-social beings of nature into the constitutive orders of a productive and communal life.

The Politics of Bad Faith

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